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Matt Gander

Phone: +1 202.624.2838
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Matt Gander is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement and International Trade groups. 

Matt’s practice focuses primarily on investigations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and regulatory enforcement matters. He also maintains a counseling practice related to anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance. 

Representative Matters

  • Represent team of executives of a multinational pharmaceutical company related to a joint DOJ and SEC investigation into alleged bribery of government officials.
  • Represent a former executive of a large financial institution regarding alleged violations of securities law.
  • Counsel financial institutions regarding compliance with U.S. sanctions law.
  • Advise auto manufacturing company regarding its exposure related to U.S. sanctions on Iran.
  • Investigate internal compliance regarding alleged pressure to submit financial statements that were not in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

Matt maintains an active pro bono practice. In addition to leading an investigation into allegations of potential malfeasance by an executive director of a nonprofit organization in the health care sector, Matt has worked on death penalty appeals. He has also helped organizations participate in the notice and comment process by drafting comments about the legal implications of proposed contraceptive mandates issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. Finally, Matt counseled a nonprofit organization on the most effective way to use U.S. sanctions law to fight kleptocracy around the world.  

Matt studied law at Georgetown University and received an undergraduate degree in history and political science from the University of Oregon. 


  • University of Oregon, B.A. (2011)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (2017)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Oregon

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Firm News / Announcement
"Unsealed Indictment Reveals Criminal Charges Related to Uber/Waymo Dispute," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (August 28, 2019). Authors: Matt Gander and Raija Horstman.
"The Next Battle in Trade (Secrets) War with China," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (September 20, 2018). Authors: Matt Gander and Julia Milewski.
"Second Circuit Rejects Government’s Attempt to Expand the Extraterritorial Reach of the FCPA Utilizing Accomplice and Conspiracy Liability," White Collar Alert (August 29, 2018). Contacts: Kelly T. Currie, Alan W. H. Gourley, Thomas A. Hanusik, Paul M. Rosen, Matt Gander, Derek A. Hahn
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Trade (Secrets) War with China?," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (August 8, 2018). Authors: Matt Gander and Julia Milewski.
"Time is not on the SEC's Side: EDNY Issues New Statute of Limitations Ruling in the Wake of Kokesh," White Collar Alert (July 17, 2018). Contacts: Thomas A. Hanusik, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, Daniel L. Zelenko, Paul M. Rosen, Nimrod Haim Aviad, Matt Gander
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Everything (including Trade Secrets Damages Awards) is bigger in Texas," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (June 29, 2018). Authors: Matt Gander and Julia Milewski.
"Relying On 'Seismic Shifts In Digital Technology,' Supreme Court Requires Probable Cause For Historical Cellphone-Location Data," White Collar Alert (June 25, 2018). Contacts: Nimrod Haim Aviad, Kate M. Growley, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, Rebecca Monck Ricigliano, Paul M. Rosen, Matt Gander, Christopher D. Garcia
Client Alert / Newsletter
"North Carolina Supreme Court Raises the Barre on Pleading Requirements in Statutory Trade Secrets Cases," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (April 24, 2018). Author: Matt Gander.
"District Court Grants Immunity under the Defend Trade Secrets Act," Crowell & Moring's Trade Secrets Trends (April 24, 2018). Authors: Matt Gander and Julia Milewski.

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